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Psychology Doctoral Internship Faculty

Dr. Dianne Rosen - Training Director

Dr. Dianne Rosen is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology.  She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders.  She has worked as a psychologist with the Broward County School Board, as a Court psychologist in the Juvenile Division of the Broward County Circuit Court, and as a developmental psychologist at the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Rosen was the testing coordinator and supervisor at Kids in Distress in Broward County from 1997-2004.

At Citrus Health Network, Dr. Rosen is the Training Director of the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program.  She is involved in the internship training program coordination, providing testing seminars for the interns and directly supervising all psychological testing.  Dr. Rosen is the clinical supervisor for clinicians providing services within the Foster Care therapeutic programs.  She is responsible for direct clinical supervision and coordination of clinical services within foster care at Citrus Health Network.   She has vast experience in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and emotional disturbance.  Dr. Rosen has worked with child and adolescent victims of abuse and neglect within the foster care system for over twenty years.  She is an active member of both the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association.

Dr. Madelyn Cabrera – Assistant Training Director

Dr.  Madelyn Cabrera earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her psychology internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she provided individual and family therapy, psychological testing, psychoeducational and process groups and consultation and liaison services. Afterwards, Dr. Cabrera completed her Postdoctoral Psychology Residency at Citrus Health Network in the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit working closely with a multidisciplinary team providing services to acutely ill patients. Following completion of her residency, she became a clinical supervisor within the Adult Homeless Programs at Citrus Health Network where she oversaw the clinical functions of a 14-bed Transitional Housing Facility (Kiva) and provided clinical services to homeless patients through the Kiva outreach program.

Dr. Cabrera currently supervises psychology interns rotating through the Outpatient Psychotherapy department. She is faculty and a seminar leader within the Psychology Internship Program. In addition, she is a Bilingual Licensed Psychologist.  She has extensive experience working with adult survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, chronically mentally ill individuals, and homeless and underserved populations. Areas of clinical interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, survivors of trauma, grief and bereavement, personality psychopathology, and minority populations.

Dr. Jussethy Cortina

Dr. Jussethy Cortina is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida International University, Miami, FL in 2009. She subsequently earned her Master of Science in Psychology degree in 2011 and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree from Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL in 2016. She completed her APA accredited internship at Family Service and Guidance Center, in Topeka, Kansas. Family Service and Guidance Center is an outpatient community mental health center that offers a comprehensive array of mental health services aimed specifically at children and their families. Dr. Cortina completed her Post-Doctoral Residency at Citrus Health Network Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Center for Adolescent Treatment Services.  She is currently working with Citrus Health Network, Inc as the Clinical Coordinator for the Center for Adolescent Treatment Services Girls Unit. She has 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in the mental health field and her experience has included the provision of a wide range of therapeutic services, community presentations and psychological assessments. Her clinical experience has also included working with underprivileged and underserved populations providing crisis interventions, including individual, group, family, and couples therapy. Dr. Cortina has successfully worked with individuals with various diagnoses with a strong emphasis on treating children and adolescents with trauma and severe emotional difficulties. Furthermore, her primary areas of interest include working with children and adolescents, providing high-fidelity psychotherapeutic services. Her research interests involve the exploration of parental involvement pertaining to attachment theory and its effects on a child’s and adolescent’s academic, social, and psychological development. 

Dr. Stephanie Freira-Montalvo

Dr. Stephanie Freiria-Montalvo earned her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. She completed her internship at Nassau University Medical Center in New York, where she worked in inpatient and outpatient levels of care with both children and adults for psychotherapy and psychological testing services. She returned to Miami for her postdoctoral training, which she completed at Oliver Pyatt Centers. She provided individual, family and group therapy for adults diagnosed with eating disorders. This is one of Dr. Freiria-Montalvo’s areas of interest. 
Currently, Dr. Freiria-Montalvo is a licensed psychologist working at Citrus Health Network (CHN) Outpatient Mental Health Program (OMHP). She is a staff psychologist as well as a clinical supervisor for psychology interns and postdoctoral residents working with the Assessment and Emergency Services (AES) department. This is the starting point for all our patients, and trainees complete biopsychosocial evaluations as well as psychotherapy referral appointments to diagnose or assess the next best steps for our patients. Aside from training, Dr. Freiria-Montalvo enjoys working with her patients. She takes on an eclectic approach and provides services in English and in Spanish. 

Dr. Robyn Lyn

Dr. Robyn Lyn is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with severe behavioral, affective, and psychotic disorders. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Florida International University and earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She earned a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University. She obtained her clinical training at Goodman Psychological Services Center, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient facilities, and Citrus Health Network’s Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program for children and adolescents. Additionally, she is a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, who specializes in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. 

Dr. Lyn has experience providing psychotherapeutic services to children and adolescents of diverse cultural backgrounds with a variety of problems ranging from addictive, mood, and autism spectrum disorders.  Her clinical experience includes providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and their families with a direct and solution focused approach that fosters individual strength and resilience. Dr. Lyn applies a collaborative problem-solving style in order to help children and their families develop essential life tools that lead to emotional health and well-being. Dr. Lyn is passionate about seeing beyond labels and diagnoses, so that meaningful relationships can be built, and skills can be acquired, all in the pursuit of improving a child’s quality of life.  She practices with a fun and energetic attitude and, creatively works with children to target their short- and long-term goals all while having fun.

Dr. Ninamarie Maspons

Dr. Ninamarie Maspons is a bilingual licensed psychologist who enjoys working with individuals struggling with a medical diagnosis along with psychological and/or behavioral concerns. She is passionate about her work with those presenting with severe psychopathology, while understanding the patient through a biopsychosocial lens. Dr. Maspons graduated from the University of San Diego in 2011 with a Masters of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy before moving back to Miami, Florida. In 2013, she completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University where she went on to receive her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology in 2017. Dr. Maspons completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Talbert House, a community mental health center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was here that Dr. Maspons worked in the jails and court corrections with adult male felons. She returned to Miami to complete her Post-Doctoral Residency at Jackson Health System in Adult Inpatient Behavioral Medicine/Consultation-Liaison, where her passion for Behavioral Medicine and working within a multidisciplinary team was enhanced. Dr. Maspons is presently a staff psychologist at Citrus Health Network providing behavioral health consultation services in an integrated primary care setting focusing on pediatrics and women’s health issues.

Dr. Maspons has experience providing psychotherapy, brief assessments, and psychological testing to individuals ranging in age, severity of symptoms, and presenting concerns. She has trained in a variety of settings including hospitals, inpatient units, jails, K-12 schools, outpatient, primary care, community mental health, and in-home therapy. When conceptualizing a case, Dr. Maspons integrates a psychodynamic perspective in order to guide future areas of treatment and obtain a holistic understanding of the patient. She incorporates a more concrete approach in her direct interventions with patients through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Maspons has conducted psychological assessments within a medical framework for transplant evaluations, capacity evaluations, bariatric evaluations, disability benefits, as well as neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychodiagnostic batteries in English and Spanish to children, adults, and older adults. Dr. Maspons’ interests include: Behavioral Medicine, severe psychopathology, family dynamics, sexual functioning after chronic medical diagnosis, impact of a medical/psychological concern on individual and family unit, childhood trauma, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorder.

Dr. Lissette L. Peña

Dr. Peña is a Clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Florida. She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a major in Neuropsychology from Albizu University.

Dr. Peña has 17 years of experience in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and serving in leadership roles. She has worked with a diverse population including children and adolescents in foster care, adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities, adults with severe and persisting mental illness, forensic populations, and geriatric patients with neurological conditions. She completed her pre-doctoral training in forensics at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (SFETC), a maximum-security forensic hospital, and her Post-doctoral residency at Citrus Health Network in the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program working with children and adults of varying psychopathologies. Currently, Dr. Peña is the Clinical Supervisor and Post-Doctoral resident placement supervisor for the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. 

Dr. Yunelis Vera is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida, a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), and an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC). Dr. Vera is currently a staff psychologist working in primary care and is a clinical supervisor for the Psychology Internship and the Psychology Residency programs.

Dr. Vera has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies from Florida International University (FIU) and a Master’s in Science in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Carlos Albizu University (CAU). Dr. Vera received training at Miami Dade Department of Human Service, New Direction Residential Treatment Program and Miami VA Medical Center, Neuropsychology Clinic. She completed her Postdoctoral Psychology Residency at Citrus Health Network in Behavioral Medicine working closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide integrated care to underserved, diverse adults. Upon completion of her residency, she became a full-time employee at Citrus Health Network’s Citrus Med: General & Internal Medicine Clinic and a clinical supervisor. Moreover, at this time Dr. Vera oversees the Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health services for the adult primary care sites including Citrus Med: General & Internal Medicine, Citrus Palm Center: Family Medicine, Citrus OBGYN Care Center: Women's Health & OB/GYN, and FIU Embrace Medical Center: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services for Adolescents & Adults. Furthermore, she supervises the post-doctoral integrated-SUD experience while rotation at the Citrus Health Network’s HOPE program which is designed to serve individuals 18 years of age and older with moderate to severe Substance Use Disorder (SUD). In addition to her role as supervisor, Dr. Vera provides Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health services to patients with chronic medical conditions, including chronic pain, diabetes, obesity, cancer, as well as chronic mental illness. She conducts assessments, brief intervention, consultations, crisis interventions, and individual therapy. Noteworthy, Dr. Vera is also a trained user of the coVita Micro+ Smokerlyzer which she utilizes for the smoking cessation treatment, she also completed a Clinical Supervision training by the Florida Certification Board, and was trained in the Daily Living Activities (DLA-20), both as an administrator and a trainer. Additionally, she is a seminar leader in the Psychology Internship Program and provides training for primary care staff.